Friday, March 18, 2011

Inappropriate Sequel Titles & Disney Alter Egos

The second in a weekly “7 Useless Facts about Karsten” column. The rotating final question will always be answered by a guest author.

First thought upon waking up this morning:
[Sniffs pillow case] I need to start using a laundry detergent with a manlier scent.

Best gchat conversation this month:
[Discussing rejected WILDEFIRE sequel titles]
Scott: WILDESHOWERS
Me: That sounds like a porno
Scott: WILDEDAZE
Me: That sounds like a drug comedy
Scott: WILDESTIR
Me: WILDEY WONKA
Scott: WILDEFEUD
Me: The game show

The five songs on repeat in my playlist right now:
“When and If” by Ari Hest
“See the World” by Gomez
“The Letter” by Harry-Gregson Williams
“Pretty Girl Rock”* by Keri Hilson
“Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark

I would sell my hypothetical firstborn right now for a:
Wintergreen Chip Frappe from my hometown ice cream parlor.

The most embarrassing thing I’ve done in the last 24 hours:
Watching the entirety of last night’s Bachelor finale with my roommates.

The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done in my life:
My voice cracked for the first in eighth grade…in front of a crowd of 400 people. I was in mock government, reading my bill on hybrid cars to a “legislature” of other high school students in a packed auditorium. My voice cracked during the word “automobile.” I laughed with the audience, then tried again. Voice cracked again. Same word. More laughter. Nightmares forever.

If Karsten were a Disney character, he would be
My answer:



Aladdin. Because I look good in parachute pants and I’m obsessed with my carpet.

Guest Author answer:



Hipster Alice
~Leah Clifford, Author of A TOUCH MORTAL

*Don’t judge.
**Hipster Alice courtesy of http://hipsterdomanditsdiscontents.tumblr.com/

10 comments:

  1. You are SO Aladdin.

    Seeing as how your "Single Ladies" video was such a hit, I propose that when WILDEFIRE becomes a bestseller, we're treated to a little "Good Vibrations". In a parachute pants.

    Just saying.

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  2. LOL Wildshower totally sounds like a porno!!!! *dies laughing*

    Also, I second the Good Vibrations in parachute pants :)

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  3. I am thirding the Good Vibrations parachute pants dance :)

    And wow, that does sound extremely embarrassing.

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  4. And then Marky Mark became the guy in The Fighter.

    I wonder, Karsten from the Boston area - are you a Sports Guy reader (espn.com)? If so, perhaps you can channel your "Bachelor" interests into a running diary or the like. You know, in your spare time.

    Title suggestion: WILDECARD

    You can have that one for free.

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  5. Karsten's vlogs are truly "A Whole New World."

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  6. lol, this whole post was great. and oh the scars we all bear from jr. high!

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  7. This is such a great post :) I love your honesty and humor. Good luck with the titling :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  8. Good Vibrations parachute pants dance= OH YESYESYES!

    Hahaha you're Aladdin? don't you need a stealing monkey to be him? besides the pants and carpet obsession?
    all you have is a pet plant ):

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